12 Self Made Stars From The Bollywood Fraternity

Families of film stars have reigned over Bollywood film industry for several years. It was a belief back then that the actors who belong to the family of already established stars can get films easily as compared to the ones whose families have no association with the movie industry.

However, recently this belief has broken as Bollywood has now had made clear that only people with talent will remain in the industry. There are self-made stars in the film industry who shot to limelight though they did not belong to the family of film actors.

Livesmartly brings you a run-down on self-made stars.

Madhuri Dixit

Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit was born on May 15, 1967, in Mumbai. Her father, Shankar Dixit, was an engineer.


Huma Qureshi

The actress was born in 1986 in Delhi to Saleem Qureshi, a restaurateur by profession. He manages a chain of hotels known by Saleem’s.

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Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte, the famous actress from ‘Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi!, is the daughter of surgeon Dr. Charu Apte. Her father is a known neurosurgeon in India.


Anushka Sharma

She was born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh in 1988, but was brought up in Bengaluru. She is the daughter of Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma.


Deepika Padukone

She was born in 1986 to a famous Badminton player Prakash Padukone, who has won several prestigious badminton tournaments. Deepika, before entering the industry, was a badminton player of national level.


Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut belongs to Himachal Pradesh. Kangana’s father Amardeep Ranaut is a businessman.


John Abraham

He was a model before he started his acting career. This actor was born in 1972 to Malayali father Abraham John, who is a Kerala-based architect.

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Jacqueline Fernandez

She was born on August 11, 1985, in Bahrain to Sri Lankan father Elroy and Malaysian mother, Kim. Jacqueline’s dad Elroy is a musician and a disc jockey (DJ).


Randeep Singh Hooda

Randeep Singh Hooda was born in 1976 in Haryana. Dr. Ranbir Hooda is a surgeon

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Ranveer Singh

He was born in 1985 into a Sindhi family. His father, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, is a real estate businessman.

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Vidya Balan

She was born in Mumbai to Tamilian parents. Her father P R Balan was Executive Vice-President of Digicable, a Mumbai-based cable television company.

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Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam was born in 1988 in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. She is the daughter of Punjabi film director Mukesh Gautam. Mukesh has produced many Punjabi-language movies. Ek Noor and Akhiyaan Udeekdian are some of his films.


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